CCCE will support the overall quality of a healthy life and our feeling of well being by supporting the body's immune system.
The main bioactive compounds found in all mushroom extracts are beta-glucans (to be more specific: (1>3)(1>6) ß-D-glucans - a type of bioactive polysaccharides).
Beta-glucans give mushroom extracts their immune-modulating properties and contribute to the cholesterol-normalizing effects mushroom extracts are known for.
Three different types of very pure mushroom beta-glucan have been combined in ORIVeDA CCCE®. This increases the therapeutic bandwidth; it helps to create additional synergy and it improves the immune-modulating potential. The mushrooms included in this mix are Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, Maitake and Turkey Tail.
Beta-glucans are, simply put, long chains of molecules composed of a backbone with side-branches appearing at regular intervals, like ribs from a spine. They are very large macromolecules. The amount of branching, the intervals at which these branches appear and the molecular weight and solubility of beta-glucans are responsible for a wide array of physiological effects in both humans and animals. Our research section has a lot of background on this if you want more details.
Mushroom beta-glucan is much more bioactive than the beta-glucan found in other sources such as oats, barley and yeast. See our dedicated article for all details.
Already mentioned were (1>3)(1>6) ß-D-glucans (the numbers refer to the branching and the intervals at which these branches appear). Some mushrooms also contain (1>4)(1>6) ß-D-glucans (like the Coriolus versicolor -aka Turkey Tail-) and (1>6)(1>3) ß-D-glucans, which are only found in Maitake (Grifola frondosa).
In ORIVeDA CCCE® these three types have been combined into a unique synergistic formula.
Proteo-glycans (found in Coriolus versicolor -PSP-, and Maitake) are also important bioactives. These contribute to the synergy.
Cordyceps militaris contributes a significant level of cordycepin and adenosine to this blend. (As a matter of fact the specifations of CCCE as a whole are better than regular stand-alone Cordyceps extracts!) Cordycepin and adenosine are both nucleosides that show a variety of health effects.
Cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) is seen as a revitaliser and said to support the libido of both men and women. It is also known to support lung function.